Lowbit are back with two progressive cuts from new Israeli duo Dar and Dor, who arrive on the scene hotly tipped by none other than Khen.
‘BluePop’ arrives with an arresting stabs and drifting pads, leading to a rumbling bassline and building hooks. The track’s main strength is its lovely chiming melodies, which aren’t revealed until a full four minutes in, but they interlock and unfold for most of the rest of the record.
‘Off Course’ navigates similar waters, with two basslines establishing the groove underneath gently rippling melodies, which really take over during the lengthy breakdown. I found the second half of the track more appealing, with new melodies dancing over an uncompromisingly deep and hypnotic sound. However, I couldn’t help but be rather frustrated by the long fade-out ending here, which I can’t imagine any DJ will thank Dar and Dor for (this is an issue on ‘BluePop’ too, though less so due to a better arrangement).